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    Quarterly indicators, Québec and Canada

    Key seasonally adjusted economic indicators. Annualized levels.

      
    Québec

    Quarterly economic accounts 2020 2021 2020 2021
         
        Year to date I II III IV I

    Aggregates in chained $M (2012)
    GDP at market prices 386 096 406 801 397 474 351 316 394 595 400 999 406 801
    Final domestic demand 406 321 423 472 417 528 368 769 419 576 419 411 423 472
         Household final consumption expenditure 229 972 236 697 239 085 205 376 238 341 237 086 236 697
         General governments final consumption expenditure 90 107 93 931 90 643 86 096 91 196 92 493 93 931
         Business gross fixed capital formation 61 720 67 429 63 378 53 330 65 297 64 875 67 429
         General governments gross fixed capital formation 17 435 18 030 17 221 16 944 17 868 17 707 18 030
    Exports of goods and services 164 830 170 469 177 487 146 816 166 118 168 899 170 469
    Imports of goods and services 178 696 184 531 196 858 151 567 181 014 185 346 184 531
    Aggregates in current $M
    GDP at market prices 441 671 476 680 458 814 398 617 446 919 462 334 476 680
    Compensation of employees 246 712 258 840 250 463 227 067 252 439 256 879 258 840
    Net operating surplus of corporations 57 757 68 488 56 809 55 897 59 390 58 932 68 488
    Net mixed income 34 654 36 008 35 204 33 184 34 996 35 232 36 008
    Household disposable income 288 043 293 318 269 911 298 726 293 535 290 000 293 318
    Household net saving 54 979 50 472 29 872 90 700 52 071 47 273 50 472

      

    Other indicators 2020 2021 2020 2021
         
        Year to date II III IV I II

    Real GDP at basic prices (2012 $M) 357 829 379 974 325 193 366 247 371 772 378 217  
    Real international merchandise exports (2012 $M) 73 956 75 151 67 288 73 041 76 613 75 965 74 809
    Real international merchandise imports (2012 $M) 80 288 88 339 65 458 84 917 85 216 86 379 89 711
    Housing starts (n) 53 364 76 783 45 777 58 773 62 241 84 155 72 391
    Residential building permits (current $M) 13 002 17 979 10 386 14 027 15 685 19 106 17 409
    Non-residential building permits (current $M) 6 487 9 295 6 100 6 846 6 171 8 970 9 827
    Sales of manufactured goods (current $M) 153 253 177 581 131 743 156 823 161 362 174 249 180 058
    Wholesale sales (current $M) 142 346 167 100 127 540 149 101 149 805 161 320 175 145
    Retail sales (current $M) 131 293 146 043 112 466 142 110 144 288 142 688 149 397
    Average weekly earnings, including overtime (current $) 1 039,14 1 069,05 1 063,21 1 048,83 1 055,19 1 069,46 1 068,65
    Labour force (K) 4 497,8 4 535,0 4 378,5 4 547,7 4 537,0 4 510,2 4 539,2
    Employment (K) 4 099,6 4 235,4 3 768,2 4 158,0 4 208,9 4 185,8 4 246,1
         Full-time (K) 3 387,4 3 500,9 3 190,2 3 394,6 3 450,9 3 483,3 3 504,8
         Part-time (K) 712,3 734,5 578,0 763,4 758,1 702,5 741,3
    Unemployment rate (%) 8,9 6,6 13,9 8,6 7,2 7,2 6,5
    Participation rate (%) 63,8 64,0 62,1 64,4 64,1 63,7 64,0
    Employment rate (%) 58,1 59,7 53,5 58,9 59,5 59,1 59,9
    Consumer price index, non-seasonally adjusted (2002=100) 132,8 136,7 132,1 132,8 133,3 135,0 137,1
    U.S. exchange rate in cents, non-seasonally adjusted 74,54 80,05 72,17 75,10 76,76 78,96 81,44

      
      
    Canada

    Quarterly economic accounts 2020 2021 2020 2021
         
        Year to date II III IV I II

    Aggregates in chained $M (2012)
    GDP at market prices 1 990 610 2 074 187 1 837 420 2 004 550 2 049 436 2 077 183 2 071 190
    Final domestic demand 1 992 997 2 085 755 1 824 333 2 030 061 2 051 519 2 083 918 2 087 592
         Household final consumption expenditure 1 113 687 1 148 519 1 005 885 1 138 104 1 140 757 1 148 196 1 148 842
         General governments final consumption expenditure 423 213 444 298 406 966 427 712 433 693 440 999 447 597
         Business gross fixed capital formation 342 661 373 820 303 230 349 703 359 128 374 850 372 790
         General governments gross fixed capital formation 81 653 85 645 77 945 83 171 84 833 86 500 84 789
    Exports of goods and services 607 194 615 326 538 158 616 586 622 798 627 866 602 785
    Imports of goods and services 599 005 634 729 503 359 611 245 628 247 634 848 634 610
    Aggregates in current $M              
    GDP at market prices 2 204 905 2 438 832 2 001 596 2 233 052 2 314 552 2 415 648 2 462 016
    Compensation of employees 1 157 193 1 230 532 1 082 216 1 166 464 1 196 248 1 221 692 1 239 372
    Net operating surplus of corporations 279 518 385 492 229 784 310 316 318 400 384 728 386 256
    Net mixed income 210 283 220 822 203 620 211 684 213 812 218 548 223 096
    Household disposable income 1 404 627 1 447 798 1 488 732 1 411 844 1 402 708 1 431 844 1 463 752
    Household net saving 208 413 196 956 407 964 190 848 167 468 185 576 208 336

      

    Other indicators 2020 2021 2020 2021
         
        Year to date II III IV I II

    Real GDP at basic prices (2012 $M) 1 876 101 1 964 105 1 731 341 1 892 594 1 931 047 1 964 098 1 964 111
    Real international merchandise exports (2012 $M) 533 645 542 705 478 410 544 431 555 631 556 527 533 817
    Real international merchandise imports (2012 $M) 482 471 524 946 396 170 506 728 520 479 526 064 521 548
    Housing starts (n) 216 652 285 958 195 273 237 567 242 869 294 040 281 894
    Residential building permits (current $M) 67 172 86 855 59 225 69 370 77 051 89 214 85 564
    Non-residential building permits (current $M) 33 857 37 156 30 207 34 859 33 828 36 717 38 276
    Sales of manufactured goods (current $M) 611 217 702 626 504 472 638 006 651 250 692 252 709 005
    Wholesale sales (current $M) 754 124 849 427 654 501 786 384 806 285 839 653 862 069
    Retail sales (current $M) 603 533 662 264 524 157 639 156 651 266 664 567 659 960
    Average weekly earnings, including overtime (current $) 1 096,62 1 129,21 1 123,88 1 110,31 1 109,47 1 129,15 1 129,26
    Labour force (K) 19 896,6 20 299,8 19 166,4 20 101,0 20 285,0 20 239,4 20 286,9
    Employment (K) 17 999,2 18 684,0 16 657,1 18 069,1 18 501,7 18 545,8 18 658,8
         Full-time (K) 14 753,1 15 270,1 13 942,6 14 663,2 15 054,7 15 249,6 15 246,2
         Part-time (K) 3 246,1 3 413,9 2 714,5 3 405,9 3 447,1 3 296,3 3 412,5
    Unemployment rate (%) 9,5 8,0 13,1 10,1 8,8 8,4 8,0
    Participation rate (%) 64,1 64,9 61,8 64,7 65,1 64,8 64,9
    Employment rate (%) 58,0 59,8 53,7 58,1 59,4 59,4 59,7
    Consumer price index, non-seasonally adjusted (2002=100) 137,0 140,5 136,3 137,0 137,5 138,9 140,9
    U.S. exchange rate in cents, non-seasonally adjusted 74,54 80,05 72,17 75,10 76,76 78,96 81,44

      
    – The year-to-date levels represent the average of all observable annualized periods. When annual gross value and changes are available, they are presented.
    – Due to more frequent updating, the quarterly economic accounts data may differ from those published by Statistics Canada in the Provincial and Territorial Economic Accounts.
    – Monthly and quarterly data on housing starts are seasonally adjusted independently; quarterly data do not correspond to the average of monthly data.
    – In April 2020, the CMHC's monthly survey was carried out in all Canadian provinces except Québec. As a result, the April 2020 data for Québec is not available and the April 2020 data for Canada excludes Québec.
    – Annual sales of manufactured goods are calculated from the monthly survey.
    – Numbers in bold have been revised since last Friday.
      
    Sources : Institut de la statistique du Québec,
                      Statistics Canada,
                      Mortgage and Housing Corporation (housing starts),
                      Bank of Canada (exchange rates).
     
    Update : September 16, 2021
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